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How Music Affects Our Spirit (WATCH)

Dr. Terri Kennedy | Posted 12.09.2012 | Healthy Living
Dr. Terri Kennedy

How does music and sound affect the spirit? Be inspired by my conversation with Masood Ali Khan and Sheela Bringi on "Music and the Spirit."

WATCH: 'We Become Wherever We Put Our Attention'

Dr. Terri Kennedy | Posted 12.05.2012 | Healthy Living
Dr. Terri Kennedy

Where are you focusing your attention? How would you benefit from more focus? Be inspired by my conversation with Elena Brower on "The Art of Attention."

WATCH: How To Benefit From Meditation

Dr. Terri Kennedy | Posted 11.30.2012 | Healthy Living
Dr. Terri Kennedy

What is the connection between yoga and spirituality? How can you benefit from meditation? Be inspired by my conversation with Reverend Jaganath Carrera on "Yoga and Spirituality."

Conversation with Cyndi Lee on 'Integrating Your Self'

Dr. Terri Kennedy | Posted 11.29.2012 | Healthy Living
Dr. Terri Kennedy

Do you ever feel like you're running around like a chicken with its head cut off? How can you integrate the various pieces of yourself together? Be inspired by my conversation with Cyndi Lee on "integrating your self."

The Metta Map

Peter Clothier | Posted 11.26.2012 | Home
Peter Clothier

To its great credit, Dharma and the Metta Map is no easy read.  It requires work of the reader -- the kind of work those familiar with the Buddhist path are familiar with.

Joy, Passion and Parties for the Environment

Patrick Groneman | Posted 11.25.2012 | Green
Patrick Groneman

Let's ditch the the 99% slogan. In these dire circumstances we must be the 100% -- not because it sounds better, but because all 100% of us are deeply intertwined. We have no choice about this, and to start from any other place will leave us missing the fundamental pieces of transformation.

Conversation With Beryl Bender Birch on 'Being Present'

Dr. Terri Kennedy | Posted 11.23.2012 | Healthy Living
Dr. Terri Kennedy

How present are you in your everyday interactions? How can you be more conscious in your daily life? Be inspired by my conversation with Beryl Bender Birch on "Being Present."

A Meditation For The Fall

Ethan Nichtern | Posted 11.09.2012 | Healthy Living
Ethan Nichtern

Now is a good time to clear out some mental baggage, purify any sense of guilt or remorse about what we did or didn't do over the summer, and reset our intention for the fall.

Signing Up To Face My Fear: Seven Days Of Silence

Ellie Knaus | Posted 10.26.2012 | Healthy Living
Ellie Knaus

When I received confirmation that I had been accepted into the "Essential Dharma Retreat," I wanted to throw up, which was a sign that I was off to the right start.

A Challenge to the Yoga World: How Are You Serving Others?

Clive Mayhew | Posted 09.30.2012 | Impact
Clive Mayhew

That drive to serve is what draws us together as a community: the Yoga Community has a divine spirit, but does it have the tools to make a difference? My wife and I had an idea to help ALL of us use our practice to do good. Together.

Sangha Is Culture

Larry Yang | Posted 09.09.2012 | Religion
Larry Yang

As we enlarge our spiritual capacity to be with all of our experience, we also gain the capacity to be with the all of the experience of greater and greater numbers of beings.

Dharma Is Culture

Larry Yang | Posted 08.27.2012 | Religion
Larry Yang

The Dharma continues to be about Culture -- whether we are aware of that or not is a factor which will either lead us to create more freedom or less freedom for all of us.

How to Always Respond With Right Action?

Peter Baksa | Posted 08.27.2012 | Healthy Living
Peter Baksa

When not present, we are in ego. Our perceptions and experiences are distorted by judgments that have more to do with our past then our present.

Buddha Is Culture

Larry Yang | Posted 08.19.2012 | Religion
Larry Yang

And why is the Buddha all about culture? Because the Buddha recognized the importance of culture as a path to freedom.

My 3-Year-Old Guru: How Fatherhood Has Made Me a Better Hindu

Vineet Chander | Posted 08.17.2012 | Religion
Vineet Chander

Being a father has been a blessing in my life, yes, but it has also been a catalyst for my spiritual development in a way that I've never experienced before.

Social Justice As A Unifying Issue For Dharmic Communities

Rabbi Joshua Stanton | Posted 06.22.2012 | Religion
Rabbi Joshua Stanton

The Hindu, Sikh, Buddhist and Jain leaders present at the White House did not simply want to find common cause in the present but determine systematic ways of articulating their religious values through action in the future.

What's Your Purpose? Much More Than Your Job

Lissa Coffey | Posted 03.24.2012 | Healthy Living
Lissa Coffey

In the west, we think of yoga primarily as a form of exercise. Although physical postures make up one branch of this philosophy, yoga in general is so much more. The Sanskrit word "yoga" means to yoke, or to unite. The purpose of yoga is to experience the connection we have with the divine.

The One-Legged "Yogini"

Elizabeth Boleman-Herring | Posted 02.28.2012 | Healthy Living
Elizabeth Boleman-Herring

You would think that, as an Iyengar-style yoga teacher of three (mere) years' standing, I might at least notice if a one-legged yogini (female yoga student) "walked" into my classroom. Reader, I did not notice.

Work, Sex and Money -- The Dharma of Everyday Living

David Nichtern | Posted 02.28.2012 | Healthy Living
David Nichtern

For me to be able to present a workshop based on early mindfulness teachings is a big thrill. The material at the time was so juicy, and it still is. It's about making everyday life the root of your dharma practice, not just incidental events that happen while you're trying to get enlightened.

A Different Kind Of Hindu-Christian Dialogue

Rajiv Malhotra | Posted 02.26.2012 | Religion
Rajiv Malhotra

The significance of such an approach to dialogues is not dependent upon whether both sides agree or disagree on a given issue; rather, that we are comfortable accepting these differences as a starting point.

Are There Limits to Forgiveness?

Michael Sigman | Posted 02.26.2012 | Home
Michael Sigman

I love Buddhism and I'm all for forgiveness among us flawed humans. But only after unrepentant mass murderers who outstrip every definition of evil Webster's can muster are, to paraphrase President Obama, taken off the field.

The Dharma Of An Apology

Suhag A. Shukla, Esq. | Posted 01.28.2012 | Religion
Suhag A. Shukla, Esq.

Regardless of how easy or difficult, heartfelt or empty, the foundation of every apology is dharma, or righteous duty.

Jain Dharma Goes Beyond Religion

Pankaj Jain, Ph.D. | Posted 01.28.2012 | Religion
Pankaj Jain, Ph.D.

A focus on the book and God makes a religion conclusive, exclusionary and separative. In these three ways, the Indic notion of dharma is very different from the notion of religion.

Buddha: How To Tame Your Monkey Mind

BJ Gallagher | Posted 11.03.2011 | Religion
BJ Gallagher

Buddha described the human mind as being filled with drunken monkeys, jumping around, screeching, chattering, carrying on endlessly. We all have monkey minds, Buddha said.

Dharmic Seva And Vivekananda: The Catalyst To Building Pluralistic Communities

Anju Bhargava | Posted 09.19.2011 | Religion
Anju Bhargava

We asked our community to tell us: What role does your dharma (religion/faith/spirituality) play in civic engagement, social justice and development issues?